Local aquaponic farm up and running

HOLLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) — Paul’s Organic Farm on Center Street in Holland is a 50-acre complex that is totally aquaponic. This basically combines aquaculture, raising fish, and hydroponics, the soil-less growing of plants, into one symbiotic sustainable environment.

“The electricity is being provided by the windmill, the fish are providing the fertalizer, the strawberry bags that you saw before that we’re using are made out of core which is 100% sustainable,” explains Cohn, “that’s our whole goal here is to create and raise interesting and different types of fruit, and to do it completely in a sustainable way.”

Paul also wants his farm to be a different experience than others. Aside from being able to buy organic produce and pick your own berries, he has much more going on at his farm. This includes picnic tables, a 3-acre lake with kayaks and canoes, and a walk-through of a flower garden.

As for the grand opening tomorrow, all are welcome to come enjoy family friendly events with greenhouse tours, live entertainment, face-painting, and giveaways. A lifeguard will be on duty for boaters on the lake, weather permitting. Otherwise, tents are set up next to the greenhouse to avoid the rain.

The farm will be open all Summer long starting in July. To check out the days and hours so you can plan your trip, head to their website paulsorganicfarm.com

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